These days are so devoid of anything useful to discuss, that I really struggled coming up with a title today. I almost called this post "Let's Give them Something to Talk About", but I try to avoid referencing country music without some incredibly compelling reason (like someone put a sawed off shotgun to my head). We've hit one of the subtly dead weeks of the sporting calender. Spring training has lost its novelty, but the fantasy drafts are still a week away. Conference tourney's are one of the worst inventions in college basketball. NFL free agency has reached its dead zone. The NBA. . . oh never mind. So despite a few link here and there that I'll tack onto the end, I'm left just watching tv. Oh, except that sucks since few of the good shows are back from their strike related hiatuses (what's the plural there. . . hiati?). So even though no one cares, I'll share with you all my thoughts on my favorite TV shows because I have literally nothing else to say today. Here's what I use to rot my brain each week:
Lost: I wouldn't say that we've actually watched from the beginning because originally it was on up against Smallville. We did start watching when the re-ran all the episodes after the first 9 weeks or so of season one, so I think that counts as more or less being there from the start. I love so many of the principle elements of Lost (sci-fi and shows with incredibly complex story arcs). I haven't missed a week since we started watching and have long considered it one of my favorite shows. My wife and I recently re-watched all 9 seasons of the X-Files and will someday really enjoy watching Lost in it's totality.
Smallville: Another show that we started watching from the start. It sort of defies all odds. It ought to really suck, and occasionally does, but most of the time it's terrific. Last season was great; this year has been alternately wonderful and awful. I think it's time for the show to wrap up soon (they have been renewed for next year sans Lex Luthor and Lana Lang), but I still really enjoy it most weeks. I could tell you all the reasons why I love it, but let's just say that with its Freak of the Week, Vancouver shooting, and complicated mythology that it filled a void left by the X-files.
How I Met Your Mother: Comes back Monday. I won't lie. I really like this show. I'm tired of constantly wondering when it'll get canceled.
30 Rock/Office: Big deal. Everyone likes these shows.
Scrubs: Remember when this show was consistently hilarious? It's been a while. I hate to see a show that I enjoyed so much end so poorly.
Battlestar Galactica: My sisters put us on to this a few months ago (how nerdy is my family?). Comes back for its fourth and final season in a couple of weeks. Shockingly good show, no matter what Gregg Easterbrook says (ahhh! See how I worked a vague football reference in!).
I also really dig Heroes (there's a shocker) and Pushing Daisies, but they have left us 'till next fall.
It's official, this is the worst post ever. I can't believe I've been reduced to talking about my TV watching habits. You might as well go read the back of a cereal box or something. I'd delete this, but that would somehow make me more pathetic for investing the time and then giving up on it. I'll just endure the abuse.
Now for something sports related:
ESPN covers the Colts offseason...um, couldn't you just post a blank page?
Greg Oden is practicing again. I hope he comes back strong. I hate OSU grads, but I'll pull for anyone from Indy.
Colts.com has an interview with Ryan Lilja. It has a few interesting quotes. You very rarely hear from O-linemen, so it makes for a fresh read.
Demond Sanders: Okay, what this week's bigger "I've jumped the Shark" moment: You admitting you watch Battlestar Galactica or Owen Wilson starring in DrillBit Taylor? Man, that movie looks horrendous.
Seriously though at what point did you look at your current Tivo lineup and say to yourself, this list may be littered with superheroes and magic islands, but it's a little light on, and I quote Wikipedia, "A civilization of humans who live on planets known as the Twelve Colonies and make war with a cybernetic race known as the Cylons, with the help of a human named Baltar."